Author: Dawn Brazil
Title: Finding Me
Series: Finding Me series, book one
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Romance, Sci-fi, [Young-Adult]
Pages: 192, Ebook
Published: March 3rd 2016 by Booktrope Editions (first published March 27th 2014)
Source: I received an e-copy of the book from the author, via Goodreads, in exchange for an honest review.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Sixteen-year-old Chloe Carmichael’s perfect world is in chaos.
It’s not because she has a vision of her boyfriend murdered. And then he’s found dead exactly as she saw. It’s not because she suddenly has the ability to move objects when she’s upset. It’s kinda cool to close a door without touching it. It’s not her overbearing mother who only cares about appearances. Chloe’s grown accustomed to her family’s distance.
So what has Chloe cringing in fear?
It’s a love that defies reason. It demands her attention. But Chloe struggles with a love that exposes the soul. What will her family think? What will her friends think? And is she worthy of his love.
It’s having to become another person for a new group of people. Chloe knows she’s not perfect but apparently she was when she was Amanda in another life. Her new friends won’t let her forget. It’s the stench of death that hoovers over her every move. It’s the threat of finality as she tries to acclimate to a life of super human proportions. It’s an enemy she can’t see and can be anyone she’s ever known. But her enemy knows her well. She’s the lone person with the ability to destroy him. But she doesn’t remember.
And it’s never discovering who she really is before finality meets reality.
OH MY GOD!! THE ENDING….that cliffhanger, I will die!! This book was literally AWSOMEEE. SUPERB. MINDBLOWING. I haven’t read anything like this in quite a while now and the blurb was quite intriguing, so once again I couldn’t resist and devoured this book.
Chloe was the daughter of a very rich family who always wanted her to obey certain rules to maintain their social status, even if that meant she had to date a guy who she didn’t have any romantic feelings for. She really hated it but she was a chicken (which she wholeheartedly admitted) to step out of it. But she wasn’t a spoil brat kind of girl, instead she was just like a normal girl trying to live a normal life until she saw a vision of her boyfriend’s death and he was found murdered exactly the same way next day. Then she begins to hear some specific voices and discovers that she has powers beyond human level, which freaks her out. But then Chris and the other eight (the whole team) confronts Chloe and they tell her she’s actually Amanda, their leader of the superhero team and they have to complete their task of finding out and killing the ENO (enemy number one), I know, I know it sounds weird but trust me it’s not.
The plot was unique, it kept me on the edge from the very first page. It dealt with superheroes. *HIGH PITCHED SQUEAL* I really haven’t read anything like this, ever. The concept was really good. At first I thought that it was the duty of the eight of them to save the whole world from the ENO but later Chloe understood it was not about saving the whole world, it was about saving themselves from the ENO, the humans were not the main target, they were.
There are six galaxies in total, Earth is the last one and it’s their final chance to kill the ENO but time is a factor, they have to kill him before they turn 18, otherwise they all die. They have died like this in their previous planets and this is their last chance but Chloe doesn’t remember any part of it because of an experiment she conducted on herself.
I loved the characters. Chloe was, like she said a chicken at first but as the book progressed she became more mature and brave. She had the power of telekinesis which is totally awsome! I loved her inner monologues, they were really funny! Chris, OMG, he materialised into Chole’s room when he first came to talk to her. He was totally gorgeous and he was really, really in love with Amanda because she was his soul mate. The situation sometimes turned awkward because Chloe couldn’t remember any of the past but she realised was falling for him, hard and fast. I respected her decesion when she wanted him to love her as Chloe and not Amanda but well things were kinda complicated.
I loved the other characters in the team as well specially Sam, she is cheerful, bubbly and an awsome best friend. I hated her overbearing mother but later she was somewhat tolerable.
The villian was sketched out really good. He had the ability to shapeshift into any person he had seen. Apart from being scary on occasion like most villains tend to be, this one was smart, crafty and kept to the shadows till the end to reveal himself. He always came when the characters lest expected and in such a way, they never knew who was attacking and then the villain was gone.
The writing style was simple and gorgeous. I couldn’t stop reading this book, it’s fast-paced from the very beginning and I couldn’t wait to learn what was actually happening. Towards the end she did face the ENO and I loved their fight, oh the girl could kick some butt! But it was just the beginning, there were some rules in the game which couldn’t be broken and she challenged him she would kill him without breaking the rules. But in the end, she sees a vision which was a total smack in the face, it changed everything. There were so many unanswered questions! SOMEBODY GIVE ME THE NEXT BOOOK, PLEASEEEE!!!
This book doesn’t have much exposure but it should definitely be given a chance. I was totally blown by this story. You guys really should pick this one up.